Ugly George strikes again
George Galloway, the British MP and noted Saddam apologist and oil-for-food profiteer, has done it again...
LONDON (AP) - Maverick British politician George Galloway has said it would be "morally justified" for an assassin to target Tony Blair but that he was not advocating such an attempt on the prime minister's life, according to a magazine interview.
In comments published in GQ magazine on Friday, Galloway was quoted as saying an attack on Blair that caused no other casualties would be a justifiable response to the war in Iraq.
"It would be entirely logical and explicable - and morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq as Blair did," the magazine quoted Galloway as saying.
However, Galloway added that if he knew anyone was planning such an attack, he would inform the police.
As to comment, Blair's official spokesman replied: "I think it's best that we say nothing."
"We may say nothing, but we think plenty," added the spokesman, who was contacted by telephone in Washington where Blair met with U.S. President George W. Bush.
Galloway was kicked out of Blair's Labour party for urging British soldiers not to fight in Iraq. He subsequently won a new seat in the House of Commons last year as founder of the Respect party.
What is most interesting:
Galloway was in Cuba and not immediately available to confirm that he made the comments.